Feminist Interpretations of Mary Daly

Feminist Interpretations of Mary Daly

by Sarah Lucia Hoagland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271020180

ISBN-13: 9780271020181

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Penn State University Press

This open-ended anthology is a journey into the very canon that Mary Daly has argued to be patriarchal and demeaning to women. This volume deauthorizes the official canon of Western philosophy and disrupts a related story told by some feminists who claim that Daly's work is unworthy of re-reading because it contains fatal errors. The editors and contributors attempt

Overview

This open-ended anthology is a journey into the very canon that Mary Daly has argued to be patriarchal and demeaning to women. This volume deauthorizes the official canon of Western philosophy and disrupts a related story told by some feminists who claim that Daly's work is unworthy of re-reading because it contains fatal errors. The editors and contributors attempt to prove that Mary Daly is located in the Western intellectual tradition. Daly may be highly critical of conventional Western epistemological and theological traditions, but she nevertheless appropriates themes "out-of-context" for the building of her own systematic philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271020181
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Re-Reading the Canon
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Prefaceix
Introduction1
1Feminist Theology: The "Verbing" of Ultimate/Intimate Reality in Mary Daly27
2The Courage to See and to Sin: Mary Daly's Elemental Transformation of Paul Tillich's Ontology55
3Deliver Us from Evil: Bad Versus Better Faith in Mary Daly's Feminist Writings76
4Toward Biophilic Be-ing: Mary Daly's Feminist Metaethics and the Question of Essentialism112
5The Murder of the Goddess in Everywoman: Mary Daly's Sado-Ritual Syndrome and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale132
6Be-ing Is Be/Leaving164
7Women's Voices, Women's Words: Reading Acquaintance Rape Discourse194
8Elemental Philosophy: Language and Ontology in Mary Daly's Texts222
9Wicked Calo: A Matter of the Authority of Improper Words246
10"A Too Early Morning": Audre Lorde's "An Open Letter to Mary Daly" and Daly's Decision Not to Respond in Kind266
11(Re)reading Mary Daly as a Sister Insider298
12Where Silence Burns: Sati (suttee) in India, Mary Daly's Gynocritique, and Resistant Spirituality322
13Back to the Mother? Feminist Mythmaking with a Difference349
14Psychic Liberation: Feminist Practices for Transformation Among Irish Women389
15Just/ice in Time: On Temporality in Mary Daly's Quintessence418
Secondary Sources on Mary Daly: A Selected Bibliography429
Contributors434
Index438

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